Calls it Quits
Article by David Nevue
Music Biz Academy
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Talk About a Sudden Collapse.
following Tonos announcement,
released on July 23rd, surprised
including us. Tonos, an online musician's network founded by Oscar/Grammy winning lyricist Carole
Bayer Sager, is
to shut down effective September
It is with regret that we inform
you of the decision by the Tonos Board of Directors to close down Tonos
After 4 years of operation and significant
investments by its stockholders, the economic climate has made it impossible to
We are exploring ways to keep Tonos going but unless
a merger or new investment comes through quickly we will cease operations on
In the interim, most of the features on Tonos will
continue to work but all of the Industry Opportunities and the A&R drop box
will be closed, as will the message boards as of July 23rd, 2003. T-mail will
continue to operate and we encourage all the members to trade email address,
etc. so that the contacts that have been made through Tonos can continue.
Music that has been submitted to Tonos prior to July 23, 2003 will be
listened to, and we will work, as we always have, to have the music heard,
considered, and signed by our contacts in the music industry. All A&R
selections will be sent to the industry reps in question with the member's
personal email addresses and phone numbers included in the packages they
All of the Industry Opportunity Top Picks and A&R Drop Box
Finalists and Semifinalists will be posted throughout the month of August on the
Tonos Announcements forum of the Message Boards, so you can remain up-to-date on
which members have been forwarded in all of the remaining Industry Opportunities
and the A&R Drop Box for June and July.
Tonos wishes you all the
best of luck. Please keep creating and keep your dreams alive.
Tonos Entertainment Inc.
A message from Carole Bayer Sager"
Out, the Next Step is a Lulu...
of the great services Tonos
offered was a place for
musicians to collaborate together
on projects over long distances.
What will all those Tonos folks
do now? I might suggest migrating
over to LuluMUSIC,
a free service for musicians
seeking online music collaboration.
Publish your 'partial' song
and other musicians will come
along and contribute other instrumentation
for you. Or, if you're looking
for something challenging to
work on, contribute your own
music styling's to projects
already in the works. Lulu's
a great place to hang out and
is the founder of The
Music Biz Academy. He is also a professional pianist,
recording artist, full-time Internet musician, and author of the book, "How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet."
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